Associate Director, Student-Athlete Welfare & Development


Davonte Anderson is in his second stint with UCF Athletics. Anderson was named Associate Director of Student-Athlete Welfare and Development in May 2018.

Anderson returned to the Knights after a stint at Baylor University. He was originally hired at UCF in December 2015 where he served as an Assistant Director of Student Athlete Welfare and Development.

Anderson is responsible for the overall welfare and development of UCF student-athletes. He assists with facilitation in the holistic programming that the SAWD office produces on for all student-athletes year round. Anderson also focuses on providing community outreach and engagement opportunities for student-athletes and UCF Athletics staff members.

Prior to joining the Knights, Anderson interned with the Stony Brook Athletics' development team, furthering the program's 5-year plan and launch of their new annual fund, Seawolves United. During his time with the department he focused on connecting with alumni and supporters to build meaningful personal relationships by aligning donor's philanthropic interests with Stony Brook Athletics' strategic priorities. By working with the Seawolves United team, he contributed towards the mission of positively transforming the life of each student-athlete by creating a first-class academic and athletic experience.

A 2014 graduate of Stony Brook University with a BS in Health Science, Anderson initially started his undergraduate career as a cadet at West Point Academy. After transferring to Stony Brook, Anderson became a 4-year starting cornerback, team captain, and holds Stony Brook's all-time interception record at the Division I level. He also maintained several leadership positions off the field where he was a member of the Intercollegiate Athletic Board (IAB), Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), Athletic Director Search Committee, and Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA).

He then continued his education at Stony Brook, earning his Masters in Liberal Studies in 2015.

Anderson is a native of Corona, Calif.
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